Lonnie Darr

October 11, 1946 - February 16, 2024

10/11/1946 - 02/16/2024

Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Thursday February 22, 2024
2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-692-9188 | Directions

Lonnie Darr, born on October 11, 1946, in Hardin, Illinois, peacefully passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024, at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina, at the age of 77. Lonnie’s journey through life was marked by bravery, service, and unwavering dedication to his country and fellow veterans.  He was a resident of Hendersonville, North Carolina.


Having served in both the United States Marine Corps. and United States Coast Guard, Lonnie exemplified the true spirit of a patriot and a guardian of freedom. Because of his commitment and volunteering he provided to military events, Lonnie was presented the Quilt of Honor. Assisting his comrades spoke volumes about his selflessness and generosity.


Beyond his military service, Lonnie pursued his passions with vigor. An avid painter, photographer, and skilled player of the Native American flute, he found solace and inspiration in the beauty of creativity and music. His love for these artistic pursuits brought joy not only to himself but also to those fortunate enough to witness his talents.


Lonnie’s legacy extends beyond his professional accomplishments and hobbies. He leaves behind a loving wife, Pam Darr; a dedicated sister and brother-in-law, Billie and Dale Cathorall; children Marvin Darr, Michelle Darr, and Nichole Darr; stepchildren, David Moore, Dan Moore, and Heather Moore; numerous grandchildren; nephew, Jamie Truetzschler; niece, Lori Davis; and great nieces and nephews who will always cherish his memory.


A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Lonnie’s remarkable life will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park in Hendersonville. Lonnie will find eternal rest at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City, Tennessee, where a graveside service will be held at a later date and will be announced once it has been confirmed.


In honoring Lonnie Darr, we pay tribute to a man whose legacy of service, creativity, and compassion will continue to inspire us all. May his memory be a source of comfort and strength during this time of loss.


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